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Legendary Football Quarterback Endorses Mitt Romney

Posted on Oct 2, 2012
AP/Ed Andrieski

John Elway introduced Romney at a rally in Denver on Monday night.

In his best effort to appear knowledgeable about matters of social importance, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway cutely endorsed Mitt Romney ahead of the presidential debate in the Mile High City on Wednesday.

“Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy,” Elway said of the Republican candidate and fellow Mormon.

“In these tough economic times, we need a president who understands how to get America working again—by standing on the side of taxpayers and small-business owners who do the real job creating. I am endorsing Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan for president and vice president because I know having the courage to make decisions and tackle challenges is what leads to results and real change. America needs a comeback team—Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are that team.”

Romney did his best to return the love in vacuous terms that will appeal to many in a nation that sooner assembles in stadiums over steroid-addled men intent on hurting one another than in the places where the full complexity of historical, cultural and economic reality is given the thoughtfulness and urgent attention it deserves.

“Leaders come in many forms, and John Elway has always exemplified leadership, first as a quarterback for the Super Bowl champion Broncos, and now as an executive vice president for the team,” Romney said in a statement. “He’s had to overcome challenges during his career, and he knows what it takes to turn things around when things get tough. I’m proud to have him on my team as we campaign to lead the comeback this nation desperately needs.”

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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